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19-year-old Delhi boy develops affordable air purifier

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Every component is made in India

To fight the increasing air pollution, 19-year-old Krrish Chawla has developed an eco-friendly and affordable air purifier. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant recently appreciated Krrish for developing the air purifier called ‘Breathify.’

Krrish said that the purifier solves four problems: effectiveness, eco-friendliness, increased quality of HEPA filter and price. Sharing his story, Krrish said that he suffered from respiratory issues as a kid and had to use nebulizers and cortisone. He revealed that as he was surrounded by air purifiers his interest in them eventually grew. His curiosity to open up machines led to his encounter with the fact that a simple machine was used in purifiers, but the overall cost was Rs 35,000 to 40,000.

The 19-year-old claimed that the purifier was made with “98 per cent of the component being plastic-free.” He further added that no components used in the machine have been imported and are completely made in India.

Krrish explained the functioning of the purifier too. Based on a simple plug-in-play operation, the purifier consumes 25-65 watts of electricity. The only maintenance required is to change the HEPA filter.

So far, Krrish has sold more than 4,700 air purifiers. He has also donated 500 units to institutions like old age homes, hospitals, and orphanages. Krrish further aims to donate another 2,000 for similar social causes.

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